Nido Fabric and Yarn, Burlington Vermont Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:35:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 nido is closing shop Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:35:47 +0000 Continue reading ]]> _MG_4609-2
Yes, yes, it is true, nido is coming to an end.
After having the opportunity to potentially move and expand nido, I came to a pivotal
point in my life and am choosing to go for the unexpected. It is not an easy choice to close the shop, but once I made the decision, everything fell into place. Everything felt right.

I opened the shop in 2009 with hopes to create a crafting community, looking for friends, inspiration and a beautiful space to foster the explosion of modern craft. In the 8+ years that nido has been open, I have met my closest friends, allies, modern crafting gurus and have been a part of something truly spectacular. I thank each and every one of you who have been on this journey with me. It has been the vibrant influence of all of you that has made nido exactly the space in which I envisioned it to be. I am sad to let go of the community that we have created together, but am excited to continue to chase dreams.

Phiona_2009I ask that all of you continue to support nido as we close down the shop. We are stocked with all of the beautiful yarns, fabrics, books and notions that have helped to make our modern community thrive.

nido’s sewing machines, sample knits, sample sews, tables, antiques, fixtures, baskets, boxes etc. will also be for sale, so please pop by early to enjoy first picks.

The store will be closed Wednesday-Friday September 13th-15th to prep for the sale.

Come say hello, say goodbye and enjoy 20% – 40% off storewide starting this  Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

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September Trunk Shows: Quince & Co Framework + Verdant Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:47:48 +0000 Continue reading ]]> The month of September brings nido two beautiful linen trunk shows, and the first, Quince & Co Framework, has just arrived!

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Next up: Linen Verdant September 18th – October 3rd

quince-co-merrifield-pam-allen-knitting-pattern-kestrel-5-sq_1024x1024quince-co-ripley-leah-b-thibault-knitting-pattern-kestrel-5-sq_1024x1024quince-co-snell-leah-b-thibault-knitting-pattern-sparrow-1-sq_1024x1024The Verdant collection features five simply beautiful knits in organic linen Sparrow and Kestrel. The touch of irresistible details that sing in glorious linen make these pieces wardrobe staples.

Stop by the shop to try on these shows during the month of September!

*photos courtesy of Quince & Co.

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Meet Meg! Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:52:18 +0000 Continue reading ]]> meg photoMeet Meg: an expert garment sewist and craft blogger, who will be teaching classes at nido this fall! We are thrilled to have her sharing her tips and tricks with our sewing community! Meg will be teaching Garment 101: Hadley Top using cotton and lawn fabrics and Garment 103: Linden Sweatshirt working with knit fabrics. Read below to learn a little more about Meg, and to explore her sewing endeavors on her blog and Instagram.

“Hi, I’m Meg! I write about my garment sewing and other crafty endeavors on my blog, Cookin’ and Craftin’. You can also find me on Instagram, posting regularly about sewing projects I am working on, stuff my cat is doing, and things I have cooked or am eating.

Despite my mother’s best efforts to teach me, I only had a fleeting interest in sewing as a child, making the odd project here and there. She bought me a beginner sewing machine when I was in my 20’s and I expressed an interest, but even then I really hadn’t been fully bitten by the sewing bug. When I moved abroad to Indonesia and then Thailand a few years ago, I struggled to find a job, was a bit lonely, and couldn’t find clothes that fit me. So I began sewing more intensely, spurred on by the active, inspiring, and supportive online sewing community. I used a lot of online resources, mainly, to answer my sewing questions and build my skills: tutorials, sewalongs, YouTube videos, blogs. I’ve learned so much and I’m excited to pass that knowledge on in person at Nido!”

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Meg will also be demoing useful sewing techniques THIS Saturday August 26th at the College Street Collide Block Party from 11-1. See you there!

*photos courtesy of Meg McCarthy.

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College Street Collide Block Party! Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:31:43 +0000 Continue reading ]]>  

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Join nido and our College Street neighbors for our first ever block party Saturday August 26th! Stop by the shop for an afternoon of free, crafty demos during the College Street Collide! Receive step-by-step instruction for a variety of useful sewing + knitting techniques.
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11:00 am + Installing an Invisible Zipper
12:00 pm + Applying Bias Tape
1:00 pm + Weaving in Ends
2:00 pm + Knitting Cast-on  Methods

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Swing by to be inspired, learn something new, and grow your craft!

For block party details pop over here.

August Trunk Shows: Tern 2017 + Glen Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:00:35 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Hello, August! This month we have two beautiful trunk shows from Quince & Co. to share with you: Tern 2017 and Glen. Summer knitting is in full swing, but if you are looking forward to fall knitting, these pieces will inspire you to cast on a new, cool-weather project!

quince-co-whimbrel-beatrice-perron-dahlen-knitting-pattern-tern-3-sq_87b153a4-bb4c-442d-af87-ab2c39f69c64_1024x1024The Tern 2017 trunk show highlights simple silhouettes and beautiful stitch pattern details. This collection of fingering-weight pieces is a great transition into fall knitting, with three wardrobe staple sweaters, a beret, and a stunning shawl.

quince-co-larimar-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-tern-5-sq_1024x1024quince-co-galaxie-cecily-glowik-macdonald-knitting-pattern-tern-3-sq_1024x1024quince-co-gretel-pam-allen-knitting-pattern-lark-5sq_1024x1024Looking for a cozier sweater knitting project? Quince & Co.’s Glen collection has you covered! Pam Allen’s beautiful Gretel cardigan plays with striking texture, all while knit in one piece from the bottom up. Other pieces explore colorwork and marled looks. This show has a little bit of everything!

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*photos courtesy of Quince & Co.

June + July Trunk Shows! Sat, 01 Jul 2017 18:01:12 +0000 Continue reading ]]> We have three amazing trunk shows at the shop over the next couple of weeks. These shows feature yarns that are soft to the touch and light weight for summer. Come check them out!

Quince & Co. Willet 2017:  This collection features Quince’s sport weight cleaner cotton in five perfect-for-summer tanks + tops.

quince-co-darlene-isabell-kraemer-knitting-pattern-willet-1-sq_1024x1024Kelbourne Woolens Allium Collection featuring Meadow: Fibre Company’s Meadow is the perfect blend of merino, linen, silk, and llama. This light fingering yarn is beautifully showcased in the collection’s 8 wraps + shawls that you will both enjoy knitting and wearing.


Quince & Co. Piper 2017: Piper is wispy, lacey blend of Texas Merino + Mohair. It is light as a feather, wonderful to work with, and creates the softest sweaters and shawls featured in this collection.


Holiday Hours Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:21:32 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 2649d027-3959-47f7-ad49-4f3996f33fe6Happy Fourth of July!

nido will be open Monday, July 3rd, from 10:00 am – 2:00pm for all your last minute project needs before heading off to fireworks, cook outs, and lakeside lounging.

The shop will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 4th + Craft Night will also be taking a break. Craft night will be back in full swing July 11th.

Have a safe and crafty holiday!

Join the nido team! Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:59 +0000 Continue reading ]]> _MG_4609-2nido is hiring! We are adding a customer service associate to the nido team. If you are a friendly, crafty individual with stellar customer service skills and are self-motivated, organized and detail oriented, then this could be the job for you!

We are also seeking instructors who can share their knowledge and passion of their craft with our creative community (weaving, sewing, embroidery, or crochet to name a few!). Interested individuals for either position are encouraged to drop off their resume. No phone calls please.

Hello, Vermont Quilt Festival! Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:46 +0000 Continue reading ]]> nido_VermontQuiltFestival_R1Welcome, quilters! The Vermont Quilt Festival is this weekend, JUNE 23 thru 25 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.

nido will be hosting some great events and sales this weekend in honor of VQF. Visit nido  through Sunday and enjoy the Kona Color of the Year display, showcasing this year’s limited edition color, Pink Flamingo!

All of nido’s regularly priced quilting cottons are available at only $8.95 for whole yard cuts. We have fresh new fat quarter bundles + singles available as well.

VQF goers can take advantage of nido’s great fabric sale in both our brick and mortar and online shops. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Trunk Show: Kona Color of the Year Pink Flamingo! Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:41:36 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 6.26.36 PMnido welcomes the 2017 Kona Color of the Year trunk show to the shop! In celebration of Vermont Quilt Festival (June 23rd-25th), nido will be showcasing Kona’s Pink Flamingo Color of the Year trunk show now through Sunday, June 25th.

Each year Robert Kaufman chooses and creates one new Limited Edition Kona cotton color that becomes the color of the year. All six quilt patterns featuring this color are available for free on Robert Kaufman’s website. Stop by the shop to see these stunners, displaying Pink Flamingo in all its glory!

Migratory by Heather Jones

Kona_COTY17_HeatherJones_1Flock of Feathers by Elizabeth Hartman

Kona_COTY17_ElizabethHartman_FlockofFeathersDiamond Tiles by Robert Kaufman

Kona_COTY17_DiamondTiles_NicholeRamirezYin and Yang Quilt by Darlene Zimmerman

Kona_COTY17_YingAndYang_DarleneZimmermanNostalgia by Rebecca Bryan

Kona_COTY17_Nostalgia_RebeccaBryanStars Over Pink Flamingo by Valori Wells

Kona_COTY17_quilt4Vermont Quilt Festival goers, enjoy freshly picked Fat Quarter Bundles + singles, as well as our everyday quilting cotton special of $8.95/whole yard cuts. Celebrate the handmade with us!

*quilt photos courtesy of Robert Kaufman.